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#14025 - 04 Sep 06 13:21 ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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Steve Irwin dead

The naturalist and television star Steve Irwin has died in a diving accident in far north Queensland. He was 44.

Police say he was stung through the heart by a stingray while diving off Port Douglas.

He was filming a documentary when the accident occurred around midday AEST near the Low Isles.

A helicopter arrived with paramedics on board to try to resuscitate him, but it was too late.

Irwin's body is being taken to the morgue in Cairns.

His family are believed to be flying from Brisbane to Cairns this afternoon.

Irwin, who was was born in Victoria in 1962, inherited his love of reptiles from his father.

His father Bob was a keen reptile enthusiast and moved the family to Queensland in 1970 to open a small reptile park on the Sunshine Coast.

Irwin took over the family business in 1991 and grew it into Australia Zoo.

In 1992 he ventured into television, making the first series of the Crocodile Hunter.

When the program aired in the United States, he shot to international fame.

Irwin is survived by his wife Terri and two children.
Nature lover

In 2003, he spoke to the ABC's Australian Story about how he was perceived in his country.

"When I see what's happened all over the world, they're looking at me as this very popular, wildlife warrior Australian bloke," he said.

"And yet back here in my own country, some people find me a little bit embarrassing.

"You know, there's this... they kind of cringe, you know, 'cause I'm coming out with 'Crikey' and 'Look at this beauty'.

"Just say what you're gonna say, mate. You know, is it a cultural cringe? Is it, they actually see a little bit of themselves when they see me, and they find that a little embarrassing?

"I'm fair dinkum, like kangaroos and Land Cruisers, winged keels and bloody flies! I think we've lost all that. I think we've all become very, sort of, money people."

He also spoke of his love for surfing.

"You get out there, it's just you against the waves.

"There's no paparazzi, there's no fan base, and it gives me a chance to recuperate and regenerate.

"I think I've actually got animals so genetically inside me that there's no way I could actually be anything else.

"I think my path would have always gone back to or delivered me to wildlife. I think wildlife is just like a magnet, and it's something that I can't help."
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#14026 - 04 Sep 06 13:22 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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all i can say is, i saw it coming ... steve pushed his luck just one too many times, it seems.
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#14027 - 04 Sep 06 14:08 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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Wow. Im kind of sad about it.
What a badass awful way to die though.
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#14028 - 04 Sep 06 14:25 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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i heard bit of that on the radio & i thought.. "that can't be right" i must be hearing something wrong..

OMG.. it's kinda sad i know..

(I thought one day he'd die bitten by a croc or something.. -since he's been pestering & poking crocs everywhere- not a sting ray!)

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#14029 - 04 Sep 06 14:27 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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oddly, ABC had set up a tribute forum for people to leave messages. they have pulled it for some reason. probably far too many people saying "saw it coming ... told you so ..."
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#14030 - 04 Sep 06 14:35 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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What happen when a tv personality die..?

I wonder if they'll cancel the Australian Quarantine Ad with him in it..

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#14031 - 04 Sep 06 14:37 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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i just watched the news now. i was so shocked! he was a very funny guy frown
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#14032 - 04 Sep 06 14:38 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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sexy cow! *smoochez*
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#14033 - 04 Sep 06 14:38 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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Sexy legs! .. what are you up to girl?

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#14034 - 04 Sep 06 14:40 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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Originally posted by Chocolatea:
What happen when a tv personality die..?

I wonder if they'll cancel the Australian Quarantine Ad with him in it..
They better use his image for a water sfatey campaign instead!
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#14035 - 04 Sep 06 14:40 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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LOL ENA!!!!!!!!!

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#14036 - 04 Sep 06 14:46 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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just got in. went out for my friend's bday party at his beach house in malibu. jesus..he was so trashed! apparently he started drinking from morning. ewww..lots of drunken big blond tits ovethere!! i was a good gurl though..i didn't drink at all! only water but yesss..i attacked the yum food!
how are you babe? working now? say hello to that lil sweet ass luna..she cant go online yet!
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#14037 - 04 Sep 06 14:52 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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legs!, sound like you had a good time, is that drunken guy one of your fans?

I tried Dili's alchocol test.. i thought i was being generous in answering the questions.. but guess what i got.. a 'Mother Theresa!!" swear

i have to do something bout that

I havent seen Luna for couple of days.. kinda miss her now. She's hiding away from JakChat!

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#14038 - 04 Sep 06 14:55 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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confused so sorry before I don't know him..but from the bottom of heart, I'd like to say I'm so sorry to hear that.. frown
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#14039 - 04 Sep 06 15:06 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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jokie you're so sweet

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#14040 - 04 Sep 06 15:08 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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He was the archetypal Aussie guy.

The world will be a lesser place for his passing. frown

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#14041 - 04 Sep 06 15:08 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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legs!, sound like you had a good time, is that drunken guy one of your fans?
I tried Dili's alchocol test.. i thought i was being generous in answering the questions.. but guess what i got.. a 'Mother Theresa!!" swear
i have to do something bout that
I havent seen Luna for couple of days.. kinda miss her now. She's hiding away from Jakchat!
lol..he was! but this drunken bday dude is a spoiled bratt boy! got load of money from his parent...*yuck* all he does is drinking and surfing all day. he is a great guy and fun to be around and party with, but for real relationship? no way jose!
anyway, bed time babe..will be up early and drive up to santa barbara visiting "mertua" (james' mom). will yahoo you when i get back..*smoochez*
nite-nite all...
luv u..xo
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#14042 - 04 Sep 06 15:16 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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ummm ... shouldn't that be "calon mertua"??
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#14043 - 04 Sep 06 15:31 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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I havent seen Luna for couple of days.. kinda miss her now. She's hiding away from Jakchat!
Why she hiding?

What did I do THIS time? frown

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#14044 - 04 Sep 06 15:41 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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lol nothing bad PB.. she's just busy with something else

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#14045 - 04 Sep 06 22:21 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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thats crikey! I liked him very much, stingrays are known to be very shy animal ,i see may of them also during scuba diving. Maybe the animal was annoyed by Steves attention?? well i guess we'll never know... its still sad as he is a man with good heart for animal and nature which we need so much more in the world!
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#14046 - 05 Sep 06 08:20 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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#14047 - 06 Sep 06 11:00 Re: ABC/Steve Irwin dead
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i'm watching steve's coverage on tv now! he was a very funny dude, a good husband, and very loving father. for american kids, steve is their superman, they adore him just like a cartoon caracter on tv/magazine. sad..sad..! frown i'm gonna miss his crazy wacky show!
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